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"A Sunday in Hell"

by Jørgen Leth.


A Sunday in Hell


Sunday, 21 st October  4:00 pm


Garter Lane Arts Centre,

5 O'Connell St, Waterford


Booking Through:

€12 / €8 concession.

www.garterlane.ie or call 051 855038



In 1976, Danish film maker, Jørgen Leth, embarked on an ambitious project to capture the spirit of Paris-Roubaix, cycling’s toughest and cruellest ‘Monument’, in a new and epic way.

Leth planned to show every moment of significance during the day, to portray its heroes – Roger de Vlaeminck, Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maertens – as mythical figures and to use radical sound and visual techniques.

Award winning author and journalist William Fotheringham regards ‘A Sunday in Hell' as the greatest film about cycling ever made. Inspired by hosting a Q & A with the director in 2010 Fotheringham decided to write a biography of the film, how it was conceived, how it was made, what happened on the day, who took those dramatic images and wrote that epic soundtrack, and what became of those larger than life participants.
Join William for a screening of 'A Sunday in Hell' in Garter Lane and participate in the post film Q &A. Signed copies of his book about the film, ‘Sunday in Hell: Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time’,  will be available to purchase after the event.

William Fotheringham writes about cycling and rugby for The Guardian and is the author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike, Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling, Bradley Wiggins – My Time and Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson.